Proposed Regional Policy Statement Hearing

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The West Coast Regional Council prepared a Proposed Regional Policy Statement (RPS) for the West Coast in 2015. The submissions and further submissions have now been considered, and an amended proposed regional policy statement drafted. This is supported by the S42A report.

These documents can be accessed through the below links. Alternately, paper copies can be viewed at the West Coast Regional Council office, the Buller District Library, the Grey District Libraries (Greymouth and Runanga), Westland District Library, Reefton Service Centre, Awarua Haast Visitor Centre and Karamea I-Site.​

RPS March 2018 Showing Amendments (PDF, 890KB)
S42A Staff Recommending Report (PDF, 6.7MB)

For your ease of navigation, the recommending report has also been broken down into individual chapters:

A hearings panel has been convened for May 2018. The hearings will run 14 – 23rd May 2018. A minute with the directions from the Hearings Commissioners has been issued, please find link below:

Minute 1 (PDF, 2.1MB)

Some errors have been identified in the Section 42A Report and the amended version of the Proposed RPS. Below is a list of the errors identified so far, which will be updated if others come to our attention.:

​Errors log (PDF, 343KB)

​​​The hearings panel have put forward a number of questions to Council staff after reviewing the S42A report, please find link below:

Hearing Panel  questions for Cl staff (PDF, 373KB)

Council staff have provided written responses to the Panel’s questions, see the link below:

Staff responses to RPS Panel questions 3 May 2018 (PDF, 417KB)​​

Responses to questions from Hearing:​

Response to questions from Hearing Panel - Ngai Tahu - MCINTYRE Sandra (PDF, 298KB)
Supplementary Evidence -Transpower NZ Ltd_20180523 (PDF, 235KB)

Hearing Schedule

Hearing Schedule (PDF, 300KB)

​​Rebuttal Hearing

The council will put forward their right of reply on Friday 15th June, 9.00am at the West Coast Regional Council offices. This is open to the public. The right of reply will be posted on this webpage a few days beforehand. The hearing will then adjourn for deliberations.​​

Staff Right of Reply final 11 June 2018 (PDF, 264KB)
RPS showing Right of Reply changes (PDF, 800KB)

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